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Farah confident of giant-killing run at Rugby League World Cup

His coach Brad Fittler may still need some convincing but Lebanon captain Robbie Farah says the Cedars are confident of a giant killing run at the looming Rugby League World Cup.

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Rugby league sells itself short again

How would you feel if, on the eve of the Rugby League World Cup, Ben Hunt was forced to stand on stage and repeatedly replay his 2015 grand final mea culpa as a way of guaranteeing his selection?

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Cronk to Sydney clubs: Show me what you got

Cooper Cronk has opened the door for the Sydney Roosters to make a significant NRL play for him after telling his manager to begin taking offers for 2018.

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Cooper Cronk confirms he wants to play on in 2018

Cooper Cronk has confirmed to his agent George Mimis that he wants to continue his NRL career in the city of Sydney in 2018, and possibly even after that.

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International rugby league? Be careful what you wish for

The depth of international rugby league will again come under scrutiny in this upcoming World Cup, and you can take that however you like.

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NRL announces 2018 draw

The National Rugby League has announced an unprecedented number of double-headers and regional games for next season, as well as a standalone weekend for State of Origin II, in their full 2018 fixture reveal this morning.

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NRL is Fittler’s blueprint for Origin success

NSW could soon have the arsenal for a new golden era of State of Origin, but their success must start in the NRL according to likely new coach Brad Fittler.

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I come to praise Fatty, not to bury him

Since the news broke that Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin has got the flick from Channel Nine’s Footy Show in 2018, there have been a lot of people wishing him good riddance. Celebrating his downfall even.

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Brad Fittler set to bring elite coaching staff if appointed to New South Wales job

Andrew Johns and Phil Gould want to join Brad Fittler on the NSW State of Origin staff if he is appointed as the Blues’ new head coach next month.

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Marwan Koukash might just be crazy enough for the Titans

Marwan Koukash has emerged as a legitimate suitor for the Gold Coast Titans, chiefly because he is erratic, litigious and seven-eighths gold bullion.

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Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin reportedly axed from Nine’s Footy Show

Well known Channel Nine personality and former rugby league player Paul Vautin has been sacked from the NRL Footy Show according to a News Limited report.

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Blues to decide Origin coach next month

November 24 looms as D-Day for NSW with the Blues set to announce their next State of Origin coach from four final applicants.

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Next stop New York? American rugby league club wants Jarryd Hayne

A proposed new rugby league club, based in New York and aiming to join England’s Rugby Football League at Championship level – one tier below the Super League – have set their sights on Jarryd Hayne as a superstar signing.

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New York in line for rugby league team

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a New York rugby league team to follow Toronto into the English game.

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Meninga hails versatile Kangaroos

Coach Mal Meninga has less than two weeks to finalise his best 17 for the Kangaroos World Cup opener, with at least four positions up for grabs to take on England.

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The Roosters seeking salary cap exemption on salaries

Cooper Cronk’s availability has the Roosters in dire straits, forcing them to apply for a cap concession on money.

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Cooper Cronk Melbourne Storm NRL Rugby League

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Indigenous All Stars player Reece Robinson scores a try during the Indigenous All Stars v NRL All Stars match at Suncorp Stadium

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Josh McGuire Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Josh Dugan Australia Kangaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Brock Lamb Luke Yates Newcastle Knights NRL Rugby League 2017

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A man with big things in front of him - George Burgess.

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Melbourne Storm player Cooper Cronk poses with the Dally M medal at the 2013 NRL Dally M Awards at The Star in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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We need a new perspective on NRL refereeing ‘woes’

The next time your team loses and you want to howl about the bleeding ref, think about these numbers.

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Cronk will not improve the Roosters. Here’s why

The thinking people I know in this game are all scratching their heads trying to work out what the hell the Roosters are doing with champion half Cooper Cronk.

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Picking the Kangaroos’ best all-time XIII

By John Coomer, 21 Oct 2017
Picking the Kangaroos’ best all-time XIII

With the World Cup about to start, here’s an attempt at comparing the stats to come up with Australia’s greatest XIII across all eras.

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Ditching Fatty was the correct decision, but did the Footy Show get the right new host?

We have seen a slight evolution in female sports presenters in the media over the years.

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Forget the upgrades, virtual stadiums will save you

It hasn’t been a great week for the NRL, business wise at least.

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The matches to watch in the 2018 NRL season

By mastermind5991, 20 Oct 2017
The matches to watch in the 2018 NRL season

The fixture for the 2018 NRL season has been released and as always, it is loaded with blockbusters that you cannot afford to miss.

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Reflections on State of Origin Game 2, 2005

By Edward L'Orange, 20 Oct 2017
Reflections on State of Origin Game 2, 2005

With the footy season over for another year, I found myself forced to reflect on what could only be called a disappointing year for NSW.

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Parramatta Eels 2017 season review

By Eddie Otto, 19 Oct 2017
Parramatta Eels 2017 season review

The Eels headed into 2017 fresh off the salary cap controversy which cost the club 12 competition points and a finals berth.

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Will anyone actually miss the old Footy Show?

By Adam Bagnall, 19 Oct 2017
Will anyone actually miss the old Footy Show?

The death of the Footy Show came yesterday with Channel Nine axing the show and announcing host Paul ‘Fatty’ Vautin to be used sparingly in 2018 as a commentator.

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Shine the light on NRL salaries to avoid speculation

There has been a bit of talk lately in regards to having a more transparent salary cap system in the NRL, similar to that used in many American sports who also operate under a salary cap.

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Penrith Panthers 2017 season review

By Eddie Otto, 18 Oct 2017
Penrith Panthers 2017 season review

The Panthers came into 2017 as equal premiership favourites, however, after a nightmare start to the season, they never really made their presence felt.

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The Kangaroos winning the RLWC is a foregone conclusion

I must preface this piece by saying that I for one am extremely excited for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.

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Rugby League World Cup Group D: Flying Fijians and Italian imports in battle for finals

Group D is shaping to be a battle between Fiji and Italy to secure a spot in the finals while the United States will hope to cause a major upset.

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Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 2017 season review

The Sea Eagles were one of the true surprise packets of 2017, making the finals after finishing 13th in 2016.

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Rugby League World Cup: Pool matches to watch

By David Holden, 16 Oct 2017
Rugby League World Cup: Pool matches to watch

For those of you suffering withdrawals symptoms after a season of rugby league, you haven’t got long to wait.

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Rugby League World Cup Group C: Papua New Guinea seeking finals finish

A proud Pacific nation where rugby league is a religion and two bitter rivals from the British Isles, there will be plenty at stake in Group C of the Rugby League World Cup.

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Chad Townsend Cronulla Sharks NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cameron Smith Australia Kangaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Josh Jackson tackled by Koroisau and Green

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Melbourne Storm player Cooper Cronk poses with the Dally M medal at the 2013 NRL Dally M Awards at The Star in Sydney, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Joel Thompson St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2017

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